Parametric study of RAM rocket performance

Muralidhara, HS and Isaac, JJ and Chidananda, MS (1993) Parametric study of RAM rocket performance. Project Report. National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore.

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Air breathing propulsion has the inherent advantage of yielding a high specific impulse and compact propulsion system. In space vehicle applications, the payload capability can be increased by a factor 3 to 5 if an air breathing propulsive system is employed. This report deals with evaluation of performance of an air-augmented rocket as a function of various parameters like flight Mach number, altitude, air augmentation ratio and equivalence ratio of a primary rocket (burning MMH and N204). A 1-D analysis carried out indicates that specific impulse of a ram rocket can be increased by a factor of 1.2 to 3.0 as compared to that of a pure rocket.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ram rocket;Secondary combustor;Augmented rocket
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aircraft Propulsion and Power
Depositing User: Smt Bhagya Rekha KA
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2013 10:00
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2013 10:00

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